ANIMALS AS LEADERS and PERIPHERY Announce Co-Headlining Tour w/ CAR BOMB and ASTRONOID

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This morning, prog titans Animals As Leaders and Periphery announced a large US tour.  The Convergence Tour is set to kick off on October 31st in Columbus, Ohio at Newport Music Hall. (There are also two Canada dates.) The tour will feature support from the mighty Car Bomb and the progressive maestros Astronoid. Car Bomb takes the first half of the dates while Astronoid takes their place on the November 17th date in San Antonio, TX at the Alamo Music Hall. Get ready for a flurry of mind blowing riffs and complicated time signatures. You can view all the tour dates below. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10 am local time. Continue reading

A Brief Interview With Periphery’s Misha Mansoor!

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Photo Credit: Alex "Pressplay" Wohleber

Photo Credit: Alex “Pressplay” Wohleber

We were lucky enough to catch up with Periphery guitarist Misha Manoor prior to their set at Chicago Open Air this past weekend. Rain started to fall as the band took the stage, but that wouldn’t keep their dedicated fans away. Swarms of fans stood in the pouring rain as Periphery brought their personal brand of metal to the first annual Chicago Open Air. Their set was unfortunately cut short due to weather, but fans at Chicago Open Air did get a special treat that the rest of the world had to wait on. Misha talks about the festival, their new album ‘Select Difficulty due out 07/22, an upcoming tour, and their new video. Continue reading